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Sushi S

Sushi S Japanese Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoSix of us went to Sushi S for dinner on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was medium sized, but had lots of spaces between the tables to make it spacious. They had a huge projector screen in the middle playing some basketball games.

The menu is quite extensive, so it took a while for everyone to decide.

idearabbit_sushi-s1idearabbit_sushi-s11idearabbit_sushi-s10 idearabbit_sushi-s9I liked seeing that they point out that they use smaller portions of rice. Yup, bigger isn’t necessary better. If you’re wanting to fill yourself up, then it might be desirable, but having too much rice will take the flavour from the neta (fish) away.

idearabbit_sushi-s3I ordered a Negitoro Roll $3.80, Ikura $2.20, Masago $1.30, Wild Salmon $2.20 and Tamago $1.10 nigiri. All were very fresh and good quality.

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Sheepie ordered the Assorted Sashimi (16 pieces) $15.40 which includes 3 pieces of salmon, tuna, tako, hokigai and amaebi with one tai in a flower arrangement. The presentation was pretty and the fish were nice and fresh.

idearabbit_sushi-s4He also ordered the Spicy Scallop $4.40 roll to share. It wasn’t spicy at all. Personally, when it comes to spicy rolls, I prefer when the spicy sauce is mixed in with the content. I’m not a fan when the sauce is poured all over the rolls. The sauce becomes way to overpowering and masks everything else. However, the roll was still good.

The others ordered other dishes that were presented with articulation, and looked tasty.

idearabbit_sushi-s5Deluxe Assorted Sushi Combo $19.80 includes twelve pieces of the chef’s choice of nigiris and half-order of tuna and salmon roll.

idearabbit_sushi-s6 Tuna Tataki Salad Sashimi (8 pieces) $13.20 has seared albacore tuna with black pepper and in ponzu sauce. I think this dish was way too expensive.


One friend ordered the Ankimo $4.00 which is monkfish liver that is rubbed with salt and rinsed with sake, then rolled into a cylinder and steamed. It was the first time I tried one, so it was interesting how smooth is was. Nicely presented.

Service was ok, although one did comment it was a bit slow. The food was fresh and points for presentation. Some dishes are a bit pricey. But overall a good experience and would return.


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Sugarholic Cafe

Sugarholic Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoA friend was coming into town, so I decided to meet up with her and her family at Sugarholic Cafe. Their menu is quite extensive, and the photos are really helpful. But with so many selections, it was hard to figure out what to get.

The place is roomy that bright with natural light brightening the cafe from the large windows. With chic-like decor and slightly upscale, this is a great place to catch over with your girlfriends or for a date.

idearabbit_sugarholic6I had the Lunch Special which is any item on the special menu plus drink for $12.50. I had the N.1 Pasta with creamy masago (roe) and imitation crab meat and D.7 Caramel Milk Tea.

idearabbit_sugarholic5The tea was overly sweet. As a person who doesn’t put any sugar or sweetener in her tea, this was too much. I ended up not finishing it.

idearabbit_sugarholic3The Asian pasta on the other hand was very good. Nicely presented on a large plate. The addition of boiled eggs was nice and complemented the creamy sauce. Tasted really good. Love the texture of pasta spun with masago!


My friends ordered The Risotto with Chicken and an Americano lunch combo $12.50.


They also ordered a Takoyaki Nigiri $8.95 which was a bit pricey for 6 pieces with a side of shredded cabbage. However the takoyaki were topped with shrimp and octopus, so points for creativity. It tasted good too.


At last, they ordered dessert, Red Bean Matcha Honey Toast $10.95. This one took forever and ever to come out. I think by the time I asked them about it, the kitchen had forgotten about it. Toast with ice cream, whip cream, red beans and a raspberry on top can’t take that long! Anyways when it finally came out, you get a ‘wow’ from everybody.

Pros: looks pretty, not overly sweet, great to share

Cons: took forever, the individual pieces were hard and too big to eat in one bite, the toast could have used a bit of soaking or made more spongy, rather than dry and hard.

Overall, it was an pleasant dining experience. Good price for the lunch special. Service was ok. Parking is a nightmare in the mall, but that’s not Sugarholic’s fault. At the end, you can enjoy some shopping at Daiso.


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Browns Socialhouse in Mission

Browns Socialhouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Out in Mission, it’s located right on Lougheed highway. We sat in the enclosed patio, where the heater grilled us, so we moved a seat further to keep us from becoming roast beef.

The hostess and our server were very friendly and nice with all smiles.

idearabbit_brownssocialhouse_mission1 idearabbit_brownssocialhouse_mission2idearabbit_brownssocialhouse_mission3Under the Brunch menu (which is only served on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10am-2pm), I ordered the Prosciutto Eggs Benedict with Hash Browns $11.95 which comes with goat cheese, English muffin topped with house-made hollandaise. They use free-run eggs.

The potatoes were a bit under cooked, but crispy on the outside, and had nice flavourful seasoning. I love the addition of herbs. The eggs were a bit overcooked, but that’s only my preference. I usually like them to be runny. I always find most of the English muffins are too crispy on the bottom, making it a bit difficult to cut them. But overall, pretty good dish. idearabbit_brownssocialhouse_mission4idearabbit_brownssocialhouse_mission5

Sheepie had the Big Breakfast Burrito $10.25 with eggs, jack cheese, Spanish rice, salsa, smoked bacon, lettuce, black beans and potatoes. I had a bite of it. It was ok. The Tabasco sauce was pretty hot! (came in a small dish on the side). He also had a Diet Coke $3 and refills were complimentary.

We had our late lunch as we listened to the rumble of pick up trucks and jeeps as they passed by. Some of the customers came in with their muddy rubber boots. Yup, it’s a different town than in Vancouver.

The atmosphere is great. It’s relaxed, down to Earth and comfortable. The prices were quite reasonable. Would return and will try out one in Vancouver next time.


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